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Webcast: Everything You Need to Know About Windows 7 AppLocker

Microsoft MVP Brien Posey and Bit9 to Discuss Pros and Cons of Microsoft AppLocker Application Whitelisting

WALTHAM, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/23/10 -- Bit9 Inc., the leader in Advanced Threat Protection, today announces that it will host a Webcast featuring Microsoft MVP Brien Posey speaking on "Everything You Need to Know about Windows 7 AppLocker" this Wednesday, August 25.

As organizations enthusiastically migrate to Windows 7 in search of new features and greater stability, many are reviewing whether to use AppLocker, Microsoft's embedded Application Whitelisting security solution. Application Whitelisting has become the answer to resolving the problems with traditional reactive approaches to endpoint security that have proven no match for today's targeted attacks. With many third party solutions available in the market, organizations are faced with having to choose which solution is right for their environment.

During this Webcast, Brien Posey will discuss why migrating to Windows 7 is the right time to reassess your endpoint security, and provide steps on how to:

  • Find and eliminate malware before and after migrating;
  • Ensure newly upgraded systems stay clean and secure;
  • Avoid catastrophic side effects and accidental lockdowns; and,
  • Maintain a tightly controlled baseline configuration.

What: Live Webcast "Everything You Need to Know about Windows 7 AppLocker"
Who: Brien Posey, Microsoft MVP
When: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 2 p.m. ET
Where: To register, please visit:

In addition, Bit9 Chief Security Officer Tom Murphy will offer a brief overview of how Bit9 Parity Suite 6.0 integrates with Windows 7 and AppLocker, as well as ways to avoid time-consuming, manual tuning and updating of application whitelists.

About Brien Posey
Brien Posey is a freelance technical writer who has received Microsoft's MVP award six times for his work with Exchange Server, Windows Server, IIS, and File Systems Storage. Brien has written or contributed to about three dozen books, and has written well over 4,000 technical articles and white papers for a variety of printed publications and Web sites. In addition to his writing, Brien routinely speaks at IT conferences and is involved in a wide variety of other technology related projects.

Prior to going freelance, Brien served as CIO for a national chain of hospitals and healthcare companies. He has also served as a Network Administrator for the Department of Defense at Fort Knox, and for some of the nation's largest insurance companies.

About Bit9
Bit9 is the leader in Advanced Threat Protection. The company's award-winning Application Whitelisting solutions provide total visibility and control over all software on endpoints, eliminating the risk caused by malicious, illegal and unauthorized software. Bit9 specializes in protecting organizations against the Advanced Persistent Threat.

Bit9 leverages the Bit9 Global Software Registry™ -- the world's largest database of software intelligence -- to identify and classify software, delivering the highest levels of endpoint security, compliance, and manageability. Bit9's dynamic application whitelisting technology makes it simple to deploy application whitelisting in the largest of organizations. The company's global customers come from a wide variety of industries, such as government, financial services, retail, healthcare, e-commerce and education.

Bit9 was awarded a prestigious $2M United States federal research grant in 2003 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology-Advanced Technology Program (NIST ATP) to conduct the research that is now at the core of our application whitelisting solutions. Bit9 is privately held and based in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information, visit or call +1 617.393.7400.

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